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Mary Kathryn Perkins

Mary Perkins, 55, known to friends as “Kathy”, passed away on August 27, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Mary attended Central Methodist and earned a B.A in teaching, she later returned and received her Master’s degree in teaching from MU. Mary taught at Higbee R-8 for 31 ½ years. She was loved and cherished by her fellow colleagues and the many students she taught. She loved teaching and she loved to make a difference in the student’s life. Mary loved her family and friends. She spent her free time making rugs, quilts, and other crafts. She enjoyed going to flea markets, craft shows, and Old Threshers. Most of all Mary loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Denzel and Mary Belle Bailey; sister, Janet Kitchen, brothers: Denny and Gerald Bailey. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Mike Perkins of Higbee; son, Joey and wife Amy Perkins of Clark; daughter, Amanda and husband Kyle Patrick stationed in Germany; grandchildren: AnnaBelle Perkins, Taylor Perkins, and Justin Patrick; and the family dog, Booter. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Higbee. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Million Taylor Funeral Homes with Brother Ed Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Higbee Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Kathryn Perkins please visit our Sympathy Store.

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art dollens Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Perkins

Madison Cook Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Mary passing. Sweet memories from high school.

Brad Broome Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with your family. Such a tragic loss.

Dirinda Lacen Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Perkins

Dirinda Lacen Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Cathy & Mark Tourville purchased the White Standing Spray for the family of Mary Kathryn Perkins.

Cathy & Mark Tourville Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss she was such a beautiful soul! Amanda know your mama is watching over you and your family, at peace in God's arms with no more pain. She loved you all so dearly im so very sorry for your loss. Reisa and Lee Struble and family

Reisa Struble Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Mrs. Perkins made me LOVE school because of her I went from a failing student who didn't want to go and dreaded it to being on the honor roll and actually wanted to go ... She was the best teacher I have ever had and I will greatly miss her

Megan lowrie Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Perkins

Tina Cook Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace KP, you will be missed. Prayers to Mike and the family. She was an awesome person.

Sarah Wright Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

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